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Afghan elections ‘marred by fraud’

Afghan elections ‘marred by fraud’

Accusations have escalated of vote rigging in Afghanistan’s election while ballots are still being counted from last Thursday’s vote.

But the Afghan president’s main challenger says he has evidence of widespread electoral fraud and has filed more than a hundred complaints.

Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports from Kabul, the Afghan capital.

Pakistan’s Swat valley devastated by fighting


Pakistan’s Swat valley devastated by fighting

While Pakistan’s army has wrested control of the Swat valley from the Taliban following a protracted offensive, the cost of the war has been huge.

Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder travelled with the army into the troubled region and gives an exclusive report from Mingora, Swat valley’s largest city.

Families fear return to Pakistan’s Swat valley

Two years of violence may have ended in Pakistan’s Swat valley, but it has taken its toll on the people living there.

Following a deal with the local Taliban, the area is adjusting to life according to Sharia law.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports on the fragile peace and why it is not enough to entice back those who fled the fighting.

Opposing talks with the Taliban

Washington has asked Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, to push for reconciliation efforts that could include holding talks with the Taliban. But there are those who oppose such a move.

Al Jazeera’s James Bayes speaks to Ismail Khan, a minister in Karzai’s cabinet and one of Afghanistan’s most influential figures, who is seeking an alternative approach which runs in contrast to US demands.